Reef enjoys some Christmas presents from owner Nicole Navarro. CONTRIBUTED

Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” So how was everyone’s holiday weekend? I heard traffic and sirens and horns outside and boy oh boy it disturbed my nap time. 

We all got tons of presents from mom and from nice people that sent them from our Amazon Wishlist. Coral and I fought over presents (even though mom said there was enough for everyone). I also wanted to thank everyone that showed up for the “Christmas With Coral” event at One Grind coffee truck in Key Largo on Dec. 18. A total of $255 was donated to help all of us here and I am so grateful. That means more toys and treats for me! I mean us.

I also wanted to take the time to think back on all of the cool things that have happened this year. Of course, me coming to live here in Key Largo is at the top of the list. Making the front page of the Upper Keys Weekly back in May when I arrived was so fun. Getting to meet so many amazing people when I was a baby like Farmer Jeanne, Sheriff Ramsay, K9’s Coral and Mako, and of course my bff, all-time favorite reporter, Jimmy McCarthy!

Then little sis, Coral, who came home to us and her going through some rough times getting over being sick from the fur farm. It was scary and sad but she’s doing so much better now. My mom went on trips to speak out against fur farms and fur being used in fashion. Me getting this column was a highlight for me this year. It’s been a good year my friends, and I’m happy to be able to share the good fox word with you every single week. I hope you keep reading and keep tuning in to our social media pages to keep up with the daily photos and videos mom posts. 

We have some fun animal-related events coming up so I want to make sure to share those with you. 

Join Marr-Velous Pet Rescue for the first Yappy Hour of the New Year. Jan. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend Yappy Hour at Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo. They will have drink specials, sponsored by Tito’s. For a $5 donation you will receive a special Tito’s “Puptail!” There will be raffles and retail items available, as well as some of our adorable adoptable pups. Bring your four legged friends for a Yappy good time.

Plan ahead for the Upper Keys Humane Society’s annual Gala. This year’s gala is to raise funds to help them “raise the roof” for the new addition and expansion of our shelter. After three-and-a-half years of negotiating with the county we are finally approved to move forward. We are looking forward to being able to provide more space to house and assist animals in our care. 

Tickets available now. $100 per person includes two drink tickets, dinner, auctions and entertainment. Contact 305-522-0260 to get your tickets today!

Well, that’s all for this week. Feel free to email me at [email protected] and check us out at Thanks for a great 2021 and here’s to an even better 2022.

Reef, over and out!

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Reef was born on a fur farm on or around March 28, 2021. He was able to be rescued when his mother and siblings started to reject him. Reef is missing toes on his front, right paw and the tip of his tail is missing due to injuries sustained in his short time on the fur farm. Reef arrived at Key Largo on May 6, 2021 by Nicole Navarro, of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc.